Hello from Virginia

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Saxonbowman, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Saxonbowman

    Saxonbowman New Member!

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    Greetings everybody,
    I just got my first Strat. I’ve been trying to learn jazz guitar for the last three years and wanted to add some other musical styles into my repertoire. I’ve been wanting a Strat for a while and since many of the people I’m listening to these days play one this seemed to be the time. I looked at a few online and checked out my local store, then the nearby GC got a Player model in Tidepool I decided to check it out. Of course it followed me home.

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    I was unsure about it when I got it home. It sounded and played fine. My Classic Series 50s Tele seemed just a bit nicer. Its neck has a amber gloss finish and nice figure to the wood. The Strat’s fret ends are a bit rough though that is an easy fix. The neck profiles are almost the same which surprised me as I thought the 50s had a thicker neck. It has a 7.25 radius vs a 9.5 on the Strat—no big deal.

    After playing it for a week the differences stopped bothering me, so I think I’ll keep it. For one thing the new one has the bigger frets which may actually be a good thing. It’s nice to try something different. For now I’m playing around with it and finding some interesting sounds. Looking forward to joining the discussion.

    Mike
     
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  2. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk.
    Hope you enjoy your new toy.
    Thanks for the photo, someone finally read the rules first - Bravo!
     
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  3. fos1

    fos1 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Another beautiful Strat! Welcome.
     
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  4. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb:
     
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  5. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome aboard. Nice looking Strat you have there.
     
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  6. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Welcome from the woods of central VA. I love that color. I hope you enjoy your stay with us.
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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  8. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes Virginia. There is a Stratoclaus.

    Welcome to the forum. Nice Strat. HNGD.
     
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  9. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome! Love the blue Strat.
     
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  10. Stratoman10

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    VB here :cool:
     
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  11. Saxonbowman

    Saxonbowman New Member!

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    I’m just outside of Williamsburg, so I guess I’m midway between you guys!
     
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  12. Saxonbowman

    Saxonbowman New Member!

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everybody! The blue is what drew me into this one. When I first looked at the players there were more colors I didn’t like, and this one was out of stock. I did consider a Daphne Blue Classic 50s, but when this one turned up I grabbed it
     
  13. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I just got done working in NN for now. I thought we had a job coming up in W'burg but apparently got lowballed at the last minute . Would have been a decent little job but I won't miss the drive
     
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  14. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    She's a beauty! Welcome!
     
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    dbolt Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Nice. Welcome
     
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  16. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome. Glad to see another mid atlantic member.

    Someday we get together and jam.
     
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    Willmunny Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome, I grew up in Manassas, been a long time since I lived there
     
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  18. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome. Handsome strat you got there!
     
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